When can I plant Primroses in Zone 9a

One of the first steps we take when we are making a decision about our gardening schedule is find our USDA Zone info. The zone info helps tell us things like average date of last frost and lowest expected temperature for our area.

The first opportunity to plant primroses in Zone 9a can be estimated by referring to the USDA zone info.


Planting Calendar for Primroses

Frost tolerance for primroses: Very tolerant of frost.
When you should plant them: Up to 7 weeks before last frost.

Primroses do well in quite a bit of cold which means that you can plant them a lot earlier in the year than plants that are more sensitive to the cold.

JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
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A good time to plant primroses
Possibly ok, but a risky time to plant primroses
Probably not a good time to plant primroses

The earliest that you can plant primroses in Zone 9a is January. However, you really should wait until February if you don't want to take any chances.

The last month that you can plant primroses and expect a good harvest is probably October. You probably don't want to wait any later than that or else your primroses may not have a chance to fully mature. You can get started a little bit earlier by starting your primroses indoors.

Last Frost Date

The average date of last frost is February 15 in Zone 9a. We should expect an average low temperature of 20°F in the coldest months of winter.

Always keep in mind that USDA zone info for Zone 9a may not be accurate from year to year and our actual date of last frost changes from year to year. Since half of the time in Zone 9a we get surprised by a frost after February 15 be ready to cover your primroses in the event of a surprise late frost.

USDA Zone Info for Zone 9a

Here is the info for USDA Zone 9a.

Average Date of Last Frost (spring)February 15
Average Date of First Frost (fall)December 15
Lowest Expected Low20°F
Highest Expected Low25°F

This means that on a really cold year, the coldest it will get is 20°F. On most years you should be prepared to experience lows near 25°F.

Plants to Grow in Zone 9a

You may be interested in our other planting guides for Zone 9a.